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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty – Phoenix and Northern Scottsdale, AZ

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Overview

An eyelid lift is performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, to correct eyelids that make you look tired, sad, or older. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat and drooping skin of the eyelid, minimizes bags under the eyes, and tightens lower eyelid skin for a more youthful, rested, and alert appearance. This extra skin and fat are removed with an incision along the natural crease of the upper and lower eyelids, and extends laterally to address some minor wrinkles in this area. Our practice in Scottsdale, AZ can provide men and women with a rejuvenated facial appearance, helping them look younger. For an even fresher new look, patients should consider a brow lift or facelift in conjunction with this surgery.

Best Candidates

You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:

  • Upper eyelids
    • Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the upper eyelids
    • Loose skin that hands down from the upper eyelids
    • Puffiness in the upper eyelids that creates a tired look
    • Impaired vision due to hanging skin
  • Lower eyelids
    • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
    • Puffy “bags” under the eyes

During this outpatient procedure, Dr. Williams makes an incision in either the upper lid fold or just below the lower eyelid lashes. He then removes the excess skin and contours any fat.

What to Expect

Blepharoplasty may either be performed on the upper eyelid only or the lower lid, or both. The most common problem with the upper eyelid is drooping excess skin. Not only does this look unappealing, but it can also obstruct vision for a patient. This is corrected with an incision that is placed along the natural fold of the eyelid and extracting any excess fat and skin. For the lower eyelid, treatment will improve any appearance of bulging and sagging below the eye. Incisions may be made just slightly below the lash line, or a transconjunctival incision may be a better option as the cut is made inside the lower eyelid, which eliminates scarring. Through either incision, fatty tissue and excess skin is removed. A lower lid lift does not necessarily improve the dark circles that may occur under the eyes. In this situation, we may recommend a skin rejuvenation procedure such as laser treatment or a chemical peel to assist with discoloration.

During/After Surgery

Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Patients will be sent home and will be advised to keep their heads elevated for the first several days. Bruising and swelling will occur and may last for several weeks. It takes approximately 3-4 weeks for the results to appear. This surgery leads to very minimal scarring due to the location of the incisions. Not only will patients look rejuvenated and refreshed, but also many will have improved vision due to the skin imperfection being removed.

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Average Cost  
$2,400 - $4,020
Recovery Time  
2 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
6 months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Rejuvenate Your Look

Blepharoplasty is a common procedure that can make a big difference in someone’s life. For women in particular, putting on makeup can be difficult if hanging skin exists on the upper eyelid, and even with makeup on, the bags and circles under the eyes cannot be improved. Eyelid surgery creates beautiful, soft results that can be long lasting and life changing. For a complete consultation, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office so that you can visit with our team and learn more.

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